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Kenai River Rainbow Trout: Why They’re So Big Article By Jeremy Anderson Kenai Mega Girth: Healthy salmon returns equals big fat rainbow trout There may not be another river in the world that produces a large, girthy, native trout population like the Kenai River. We can thank four species of salmon that annually return to […]

Tips and observations from some of the top guides and anglers on the Kenai River Mike Brown, Fly Shop Owner Mossy’s Fly Shop Email: mbrown@mossysflyshop.com Number of years on the Kenai: 25 years

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by Troy Letherman The hallmark of fishing for rainbow trout in the Last Frontier lies in the species’ highly migratory nature—and in their reliance on the life cycle of the Pacific salmon for food. However, that very dependence on the salmon makes Alaska’s trout at least mildly predictable, even in their seasonal migrations. Regardless, you’ll need the […]

I know what you are thinking— that there are no rainbows in Denali because it’s just too cold for them to survive there. Well, that’s what I thought too, until I encountered the rainbow king

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by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.  Still, cool and humid beneath an overcast sky, the air smelled faintly of the nearby sea. The absence of direct sunlight overhead represented both good and bad news. The clouds denied the ability to spot fish despite the clarity of the current, but conditions that let you see fish also […]

When exploring angling techniques one common-enough principle is to take an idea from one region and apply it to another. Such is the case when comparing Alaska with the famous, blue-ribbon trout loca

by Fred Telleen I remember watching Sage Fly Rod representative George Cook some years ago, bombing casts across the Kenai. While the casting was impressive, I did not see the need for that style of fishing. True, it was a good way for a shore-bound angler to cover lots of water, but really, the rods […]
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When fished side by side, beaded steelhead jigs will out produce jigs without beads. How do I know this? For the past several years, I’ve tested this theory by fishing side by side with other anglers; I’d use a jig without beads on the body and fish next to someone using a jig with beads […]
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